Sun 26 Feb at 1.45pm John Waters Double Bill
MULTIPLE MANIACS (18)
HAIRSPRAY was the moment when underground movies’ most purposeful provocateur, John Waters, finally broke through to the mainstream with depth and charm but with his madcap, camp-heavy sensibilities still amazingly intact. 1960s Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad finally gets her big break. Tracy soon forces the issue of integrated dancing on the previously all white program, much to the horror of her square parents (Waters’ longtime muse Divine and comedian Jerry Stiller). HAIRSPRAY is the perfect mix of Waters’ bad taste genius and a traditional 1960’s coming-of-age tale.
Multiple Maniacs is an apocalyptic, surrealist rant against 60s peace and love, which unsurprisingly, with its depictions of all manner of depravity plus one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments, is only now getting a UK release. Featuring the fabulous Divine, out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair. Rosary carriers and lobster lovers should probably stay well away from this bad taste masterwork from The Pope of Trash.
2 degenerate movies for the price of 1 – The Double Bill discount will automatically apply at the checkout!